Former NASCAR Truck Series driver John Wes Townley was shot and killed last night in Athens, Georgia. He was 31-years-old at the time of his death.
According to a police report from the Athens-Clarke County Police, shots rang out at the 200 block of Morton Avenue at around 9:00 PM EST on Saturday night. When police got there they found Townley and another 30-year-old woman were shot.
Both were taken to the hospital and Townley did not make it. The woman is still alive, but her injuries are serious. Police are currently investigating, because the shooter is still on the loose.
Police say they know who the shooter is, but they have not made an arrest. Obviously, this investigation is still open, and it is believed that this is a domestic violence situation.
Townley was the son of Zaxby’s co-founder Tony Townley, who let the restaurant chain sponsor Townley’s multiple trucks.
Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in this terrible situation.
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